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Trauttmansdorff Castle Gardens

Via San Valentino 51a, 39012 Merano, Italy
+39(0)473 235730
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Ranked #1 of 29 attractions in Merano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Castles
Owner description: The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, located in the town of Merano (Meran) in northern Italy, is a botanical garden nestled into a twelve-hectare... more » Owner description: The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, located in the town of Merano (Meran) in northern Italy, is a botanical garden nestled into a twelve-hectare amphitheatre with an altitude differential of 100 meters. Trauttmansdorff offers spectacular views of exotic gardens and breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountains and the spa resort town of Merano. Colorful plants from all around the world thrive and bloom in Trauttmansdorff’s more than eighty garden landscapes. Ideal for both children and adults as well as for botany experts and laymen alike, the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle is a unique blend of botanical garden and recreational attraction. Multifaceted Experience Stations, spectacular themed gardens, Artist Pavilions and intriguing animals turn the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle – within easy walking distance from Merano – into a colorful world where visitors enjoy a variety of different experiences. The Touriseum, South Tyrol’s Province Museum of Tourism, covers 200 years of tourism history in Tyrol and Merano in a very engaging way. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The best botanical gardens I've ever been to. And I don't usually even like them. But we stayed 3.5 hours and only left because we were exhausted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The most beautiful and elaborate gardens I have ever seen with space given over to gardens from all around the world, great viewing platforms with amazing views across the valley. You can easily spend 4/5 hours there and still not see everything. Good restaurant there as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Wow these were truly the best gardens I've been to. My particular favourite area was the dahlias...beautiful. A lovely restaurant for a quick drink as well. Worth a half days visit.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Best botanic garden I have been to.high standards of horticulture and flair in design.You can do a full day there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Lovely gardens, a must visit, with lots to see and do. English written description on all plants. Apple strudel is well recommended in the café.

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Baghdad, Iraq
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Interesting museum set in a former hotel that pretends to be a castle set in a magnificent garden. Unfortunately it was heavy raining throughout my visit, but the view and the garden are unforgettable.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a day off from walking in the Selva area and took a bus trip to Merano. Included was a visit to the Castle Gardens, a place I had never heard of. We always look for gardens but somehow this one had escaped our searches. It is huge, superbly laid out, beautifully tended and it has great views and... More

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St. Paul's Bay, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Nice castle with a very nice garden, good for a family day out. Kept well, clean, easily accessible even with a stroller or wheelchair. The gardens them selves are quite big and would require quite a bit to explore them fully. There's nice views from the Castle and the restaurant with the landscaped gardens beneath you and the mountains around... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We spent an afternoon here but we could have spent a full day here.It is a lovely place to wander around and see the plants,flowers and shrubs on display.There is a great viewing area which that looks out over the Merano ares.The tourism museum is woth visiting and is included in the entrance ticket

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The gardens are beautifully laid out and very extensive. We were there for four hours and didn't see all of it! Allow time to do the Touriseum, a museum of tourism. Sounds dull but was really fascinating!

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